How to get rid of the OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder VirusSometimes the OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder file may cloak a virus, e.g. TrendMicro found TROJ_GEN.R002C0OFR18, as well as Microsoft found PUA:Win32/OfferMosquito. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll
The OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll process is also known as OfferMosquito and is a part of Bebo Media or, as the case may be, OfferMosquito. This software is produced by Bebo Media. An obsolete or defective version of OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OfferMosquito has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OfferMosquito has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll OfferMosquito
OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 153,520 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 150,528 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 82B16A3D-F03E-4565-A532-666B219C9A53. The OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder file is not part of the Windows operating system. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). For this reason, 51% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Bebo Media or OfferMosquito
To remove OfferMosquito from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Bebo Media or OfferMosquito in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll (OfferMosquito) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of OfferMosquito. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OfferMosquito or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or OfferMosquitoIEPlaceholder.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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